January 03, 2018 06:33 PM
ROCHESTER, NY (WHEC) – Two siblings had their babies hours apart, being born in two different years.
Sisters-in-law from Fairport went into labor on the same day, delivering their babies on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. They were discharged from the hospital together on Wednesday, heading home to Fairport where they live less than a mile away. So, the babies will grow up to go to school together and be lifetime buddies.
The mothers, Amanda Adams and Samantha Dapier, tell us being pregnant at the same time wasn’t planned.
“It’s a funny story actually... We told our parents first who said ‘Um... have you told your brother yet?” recalled Samantha as she rocked her newborn baby Meara Kai.
Standing nearby was Amanda Adams with her newborn son, Brady. They talked about how comforting it was to have siblings going through the same experience at the same time.
“It took the fear factor out of it, normalizing it for us,” remarked their husbands.
The two moms would often walk together during their pregnancy. It was on the indoor track where Amanda’s water broke, but it was Samantha who was admitted into Highland Hospital first.
“Their father was sleeping in the [hospital room] chair, I came in and touched his foot and he jumped up and said ‘Now?! Are you serious?’” laughed Amanda, recalling the moment she walked into the maternity ward to have her son.
Grandma was also there, able to help deliver both babies.
“We had the same delivering doctor, and the same labor and delivery nurse. And her mom was in with both of us,” said Amanda. Samantha added, “So my mom did two all-nighters!”
Meara Kai was born on New Year’s Eve; Brady was born on New Year’s Day. The two spent time together in the Special Care Nursery in nearby incubators. The moms say they’re already teaming up together.
“If Brady cries, she cries. If she cries, Brady cries,” laughed Samantha.
Even though it is months away, the families have lifelong plans on New Year’s Eve from now on.
“Birthday parties!” they laughed.
Created: January 03, 2018 06:33 PM
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